Delectable Punjab Recipe: Pindi Cholle

Pindi cholle are made often in our households. They’re different from the normal cholle as they’re the same size as the kala chana. We don’t make it in Mumbai much as this variety isn’t easy to find and most people serving pindi cholle here don’t even know why it’s called that and how it’s different…

What Is Delectable Punjab?

What started as an unconscious self discovery and going back to my roots, is today a full blown project by the name of Delectable Punjab. A short Instagram series under which I showcase the vegetarian cuisine of the state, along with stories and fables that we’ve grown up listening to. Sounds pretty straight forward, doesn’t…

Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan: Of Understanding Food and Faith

In the times of a thousand distractions, it is rare for me to finish a book at one go, let alone read it twice. Bhagwaan ke Pakwaan by Devang Singh and Varud Gupta managed to not only held my steady attention, but had me intrigued in a way that only the choicest favourites have ever managed…

Solitude In Solitariness – Stealing That Me-Time

As you grow older you begin to realise the importance of me-time. Stealing those solitary moments from the week to spend time in your own company, to be able to reflect and plan ahead – I’ve learnt how much I’ve needed this, and all it took was one step to get over my hesitation of…

Makke Di Roti – The Understated Bread of Punjab

A dish common to most households in the winter season. Understated and not as talked about as its accompaniment – saag, Makki di roti is a bread that is full of flavours and textures and can be a meal in itself.

‘Kadaloram’ at ITC Maratha, Mumbai

A few nights back, Chef Praveen Anand of ITC Hotels took a few of us on a culinary tour of Jaffna, Kayalpatnam and Pondicherry at the Kadaloram festival being held in ITC Hotel, The Maratha, Mumbai. Kadaloram means “of the coast” and the festival focuses on these three regions of the Tamil Nadu coast and of Jaffna from northern Sri…